It needs to be said: the sequel to the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Trek can't get here soon enough. Ever since the film dropped in 2009 old fans and new fans alike have been clamoring for the creative team to get back together and get to work. Thanks to other projects, however, such as Super 8 and Cowboys & Aliens, the power team of Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci hasn't been able to settle down and work on it. Finally that time has arrived.

As I teased earlier today, I just got back from a one-on-one interview with Lindelof and while most of the conversation was centered on his newest film, Prometheus, I did take the opportunity to ask him about the sequels process. Said the writer, "J.J.’s finally done with Super 8 and we finally have all the lions of Voltron back in the same room together trying to form the giant robot" (I assume he hadn't heard about the Voltron news before I had talked to him). Wanting to know the progress of the script, I asked if it had been completed, but apparently there's no such thing. "Our process doesn’t really define “the script is completed” because sometimes, even when we start shooting, the script is never completed and I think that’s what makes it so cool."

I then asked if Abrams had officially decided that he was going to direct again, and while the answer is still no, Lindelof, Orci and Kurtzman are doing their best to convince him do so. Said Lindelof, "He has not officially announced that yet but we are hoping that he does."

I'll be posting the full interview soon, so stay tuned!

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